Year Built: 1917
Architect: John and Alan MacDonald
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 10/21/2002
The M.F. Schafer & Co. Building, a five-story brick structure, is located north of downtown, in an area that developed during an economic boom period stimulated by the production needs of World War I. The father-son architectural team of John and Alan MacDonald designed the basic rectangular building of concrete construction with simple ornamentation and large multi-paned industrial windows. The building originally housed a printing company but within a decade became used strictly for warehouse space. The O’Keefe Elevator Company was one long-term tenant and subsequent owner of the building that stored products here. In recent years, Creighton University acquired the building for use as offices.